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Dunkin' Donuts still scheduled for Nov. 1 opening
BARSTOW • Dunkin’ Donuts’ grand opening is a couple weeks away and the excitement around town is building up.
Martha Camacho frequents the historic Barstow Station often. Camacho works at the Barstow Station Liquor Store and Panda Express, also in the station.
Camacho, who has resided in Barstow for 10 years, is anxiously awaiting the opening date because it’s been “a long time” since she has had Dunkin’ Donuts.
“I can’t wait for the opening, because the donuts and coffee,” Camacho said. “Tourists come up to us and ask where is the new Dunkin’ Donuts located, and there are also a lot of people that talk about how excited they are for the opening.”
Business owner Danny Kay feels Dunkin’ Donuts will be a huge success once it opens up. Kay owns Futuretronics Cell Phone Accessories and Electronics located in the Barstow Station. Kay also has tourists approaching his shop wondering where Dunkin’ Donuts is located.
Kay said unlike many, he is not excited about the opening.
“I’m not looking forward to the opening because I’m pretty health conscious,” Kay joked. “I had heart surgery, but if it wasn’t for that, I would be really excited because my shop is right next door to where it’s going to be. I’ve tried Dunkin’ Donuts when I was younger, it’s really good.”
According to Billy Rosenberg, co-owner of the Historic Barstow Station, Nov. 1 is still the scheduled opening for Dunkin’ Donuts.
Rosenberg, who owns the station along with his twin brother Ben, is hopeful the opening will help “bolster” the economy in Barstow. Rosenberg said everything is coming along great because all of the proposed plans have been approved by the City of Barstow and San Bernanrdino County.
“This is all possible because we have been working hand in hand with the local city government to work quickly on the plan process,” Rosenberg said. “It is so wonderful to work and have our business in Barstow. The Rosenberg family is thrilled to be able to inject new businesses in to the City of Barstow. It’s going to create new jobs and give them access to something that the state has never even had before.”
Rosenberg said approximately 10 to 15 jobs will be created and is unsure if the positions have been filled as of Monday.
Jose Quintero can be reached at 760-256-4122 or JQuintero@DesertDispatch.com.